A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.58 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Cruz Bay in U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 02:55:22 / October 8, 2020 @ 2:55 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:55:22 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020282003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6lt, pr2020282003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3346 West, latitude 18.097 North, depth = 72 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Saint Croix, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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